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Agents of Change

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Agents of Change

|This person… |Was an agent of change because… | |Martin Luther King |In 1960s, African-American Civil Rights Movement, the creation of the Civil Rights and the Voting Rights. | |(America clergyman) | | |Died in 1968 |Method: Speech “I have a dream”, non violence | |Mohandas Gandhi |1947- 1948 Indian’s independence | |(Leader of Indian nationalism) |Fighting for the civil rights of Muslim and Hindu Indians in South Africa | | | | | |Method: Walk to the sea to get Salt(at that time India only sell British salt), active, new techniques of | | |non-violent civil disobedience | |Nelson Mandela |Changed people especially the indigenous Africans by convincing the government to abolish the Apartheid laws.| |(South Africa president) |( 1994 when he is president) | | |The way the world thinks about different races being treated. | | | | | |Method: violent protesting (27 years in prison changed his thoughts). | |William Lloyd Garrison |One of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society. He promoted "complete and immediate emancipation" | |(American abolitionist) |of slaves in the United States. | | | | | |Method: Media (white journalist, great logical), actions have to be done immediate | |Hernan Cortes |March across Mexico and his conquering of the Aztec Empire in Mexico. Secured control over Mexico, inflicting| |(Spanish Conquistador) |great cruelty on the indigenous population. | | |Brought over many European diseases and ruined Aztec culture and history (1516) | | |Negative change on the social change | |Admiral Nelson |He was noted for his inspirational leadership and superb grasp of strategy and unconventional tactics, which | |(England flag officer) |resulted in a number of decisive naval victories. | | |British took over the world (1/5) , beat the France( Napoleon 1801) | |Steve Jobs |Positive Social Change | |(American entrepreneur) |He connected every aspect of our lives | | |He turned technology into art | |Gloria Steinmen |She published an article, "After Black Power, Women's Liberation" | |(the women's liberation movement |Supported the abortion rights and sexually revolution, feminist leader | |spokeswoman, Journalism) | | | |Method: Media, undercover | |Bill Gates |Making Microsoft office but more importantly, he invented personal computer | |(American business magnate and |Changed the business world easier | |philanthropist) | | |Adolf Hitler |In World War 2 changed many aspects in politics, technology (German Democracy) | |(Chancellor of Germany, Leader of Nazi |The start of World War II, the Holocaust and Nazism. | |Party, politician) |Hitler saw socialism as part of a Jewish conspiracy, killed 11million people (6million Jews) | | |In 1923, the failed coup (in violence) resulted in Hitler's imprisonment, during which time he wrote his | | |memoir, “Mein Kampf” (My Struggle). | | | | | |Method: Speeches, fear, violence, nationalism and propaganda | |Eleanor Roosevalt |First Lady of the United States | |(Franklin D. Roosevelt President’s wife) |Started new paths for women and led the battle for social justice | | |In 1960s, enrolled in civil rights | | | | | |Method: power from her husband’s administration | |Oprah Winfrey |Influenced the way women think, talk, eat, study, shop, exercise and lead. | |(American media proprietor, |Promoted white cultural has a safe moral for black people | |philanthropist) | | | |Method: Media(black talk show host) | |The Beatles |Influence on popular culture and sing political music with criticized | |(English rock band) |Made white people liked rock and roll music (Used to be black people’s music) | |Thomas Jefferson |Bought the Louisiana Purchase which caused the Lewis and Clark Expedition. | |(Third President of the U.S.) |Impacted Society as it is today by writing the “Declaration of Independence.” | |Mikhail Gorbachev |Contributed to the end of Cold War | |(Last head of the Soviet Union) |Effected the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics' gradual dismemberment | | | | | |Method: Speeches, the actions he did to come people down were overtaken by the centrifugal secessionist | | |forces |

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